46 episodes

The WebJoy podcast is an inclusive community centered on celebrating the diverse origins, skills, and experiences that make up the tech industry.

Talking with guests about their origin stories, what they love about working in their roles, and what they find joy in keeps this an upbeat and rather lighthearted podcast.

We approach the world with optimism and hope, while recognizing the flaws and challenges within our own industry and the world at large. We believe that if we work together, we can all find our happy place.

WebJoy Eddie Hinkle

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The WebJoy podcast is an inclusive community centered on celebrating the diverse origins, skills, and experiences that make up the tech industry.

Talking with guests about their origin stories, what they love about working in their roles, and what they find joy in keeps this an upbeat and rather lighthearted podcast.

We approach the world with optimism and hope, while recognizing the flaws and challenges within our own industry and the world at large. We believe that if we work together, we can all find our happy place.

    Top 8 of Season 1: #7: "A fun, approachable way"

    Top 8 of Season 1: #7: "A fun, approachable way"

    Jessica Wilkins joins the show to talk about her origin story coming from being a musician to building a passion project to promote diversity in classical music and how she got pulled into the tech industry by warm, friendly communities.
    We discuss a fun, approachable way to learn technology as we discuss Exercism, an online platform built to teach the joy of programming to everyone.

    (00:00) - Top 8 of Season 1: #7: "A fun, approachable way"
    (08:17) - Exercism
    (15:24) - FreeCodeCamp
    🔗 Discussed LinksBlack Excellence Music ProjectExercism Learning PlatformFreeCodeCamp
    🙋 Guest Links
    Jessica's WebsiteJessica's TwitterJessica's LinkedInJessica's GitHub
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    🗺️ WebJoy Links
    WebJoy WebsiteWebJoy TwitterWebJoy InstagramWebJoy TikTokWebJoy YouTube
    To stay up to date, you can subscribe to A Lil' Bit of Joy which sends out a monthly email letting you know what's new in the WebJoy community.Creators & Guests

    Eddie - Host
    Jessica Wilkins - Guest

    • 18 min
    Top 8 of Season 1: #8: "I learned how by doing leet code"

    Top 8 of Season 1: #8: "I learned how by doing leet code"

    Carolina Lunardi Correa joins the show to talk about her origin story, from working as a supply chain professional to starting her first apprenticeship with Amazon!
    We discuss how she learned to code using leet code, and how life brings her joy. We also talk about what caused her to make the switch, how she used her current experience to slowly shift into product development from the business side and then finally getting a role as a software engineering apprentice.
    (00:00) - Top 8 of Season 1, #8: I learned how by doing leet code (Carolina))
    (02:05) - Origin Story
    (14:26) - The Simple Things Bring Joy
    (18:55) - Accountability Buddies
    (22:11) - Wrapping Up
    🔗 Discussed LinksAccountability Buddies Twitter Community
    🙋 Guest Links
    Carolina's LinkedInCarolina's Twitter
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    🗺️ WebJoy Links
    WebJoy WebsiteWebJoy TwitterWebJoy InstagramWebJoy TikTokWebJoy YouTube
    To stay up to date, you can subscribe to A Lil' Bit of Joy which sends out a monthly email letting you know what's new in the WebJoy community.Creators & Guests

    Eddie - Host
    Carolina Correa - Guest

    • 23 min
    S1 E44: I like to say I’m not gonna do something, and then I do it anyway (Kelly / @kvlly)

    S1 E44: I like to say I’m not gonna do something, and then I do it anyway (Kelly / @kvlly)

    Kelly Vaughn joins the show to talk about her origin story, from learning html in neopets to doing freelancing, and eventually founding her own agency. More recently, Kelly has shifted to work as an Engineering Manager and now Engineering Director at Spot AI.
    We discuss how you have different levels of scope and responsibility depending on the size of the company you're working at and how changing the size of company you work at can be beneficial to your career and mental health. We dive into Kelly's love of reading and all the secrets she hides on her kindle 😉

    (00:00) - 1-44: I like to say I’m not gonna do something, and then I do it anyway
    (01:55) - Origin Story
    (11:29) - Reading (154 books last year!)
    (18:03) - Engineering Leadership Newsletter
    (19:26) - Wrapping Up
    🔗 Discussed LinksGood Reads (The Site, but not Kelly's)Engineering Leadership Newsletter (Kelly's newsletter)
    🙋 Guest Links
    Kelly's TwitterKelly's LinkedInKelly's InstagramKelly's Mastodon
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    🗺️ WebJoy Links
    WebJoy WebsiteWebJoy TwitterWebJoy InstagramWebJoy TikTokWebJoy YouTube
    To stay up to date, you can subscribe to A Lil' Bit of Joy which sends out a monthly email letting you know what's new in the WebJoy community.Creators & Guests

    Eddie - Host
    Kelly Vaughn - Guest

    • 21 min
    S1 E43: A huge fan of spending as little time as possible typing (Mike / @genericmikechen)

    S1 E43: A huge fan of spending as little time as possible typing (Mike / @genericmikechen)

    Mike Chen joins the show to talk about his origin story, from Medical School and Biotech Research to being a self-taught developer, Mike worked at bigger and bigger start-ups before landing jobs at Yahoo, Google, and AirBnB, before finding a home as the CTO of a start-up.
    We discuss the pros and cons of start-ups vs. larger tech companies and why people may work for one or the other. We also talk about the delight of developer tooling, particularly in the React space with Next.js and Remix and how it fixes all the headaches we've had for years. We finish by chatting about a potential series Mike might write ... but will he?
    (00:00) - 1-43: A huge fan of spending as little time as possible typing
    (01:37) - Origin Story
    (06:43) - The Joy of Good Developer Tools
    (18:24) - Mike's Impending (or not impending) writing series
    (19:55) - Wrapping Up
    🔗 Discussed Links
    RemixNext.js
    🙋 Guest Links
    Mike's WebsiteMike's TwitterMike's GitHubMike's LinkedIn
    ❤️ Reviews
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    🗺️ WebJoy Links
    WebJoy WebsiteWebJoy TwitterWebJoy InstagramWebJoy TikTokWebJoy YouTube
    To stay up to date, you can subscribe to Little Bit of WebJoy which sends out a monthly email letting you know what's new in the WebJoy community.Creators & Guests

    Eddie - Host
    Mike Chen - Guest

    • 21 min
    S1 E42: I didn’t know what I was outside of my job (Ale / @pikacodes)

    S1 E42: I didn’t know what I was outside of my job (Ale / @pikacodes)

    Ale joins the show to talk about her origin story, from growing up in Mexico and getting a degree in industrial engineering to switching into a career she is passionate about in software engineering.
    We discuss some of the hardships that Ale went through in her career recently, and yet some of the insight and hope it has brought her for the future. We also chat about her amazing CSS art and how it brings her (and the rest of us!) joy.
    🔗 Discussed Links
    Ale's Video about 2022Ale's CSS ArtPikachu Valentine's Day CardPsyduck CSS ArtKiki's Delivery Service Pixel Art

    🙋 Guest Links
    Ale's WebsiteAle's TwitterAle's YouTubeAle's TikTokAle's InstagramAle's LinkedIn

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    🗺️ WebJoy Links
    WebJoy WebsiteWebJoy TwitterWebJoy InstagramWebJoy TikTokWebJoy YouTube
    To stay up to date, you can subscribe to Little Bit of WebJoy which sends out a monthly email letting you know what's new in the WebJoy community.

    • 26 min
    S1 E41: An unpopular view on impostor syndrome (Curtis / @curtiseinsmann)

    S1 E41: An unpopular view on impostor syndrome (Curtis / @curtiseinsmann)

    Curtis Einsmann joins the show to talk about his origin story, how he got into Amazon's internship, earned an SDE I position and after years at Amazon has broken out to start working freelance.We discuss what it was like to work at Amazon, how he dealt with imposter syndrome and the lessons he learned from Amazon that helps him now work asynchronously at Gumroad, where he's only had 4 meetings this year!🔗 Discussed LinksThe Medium article that started it all: "Amazon shouldn't have hired me"Master the Code ReviewHow Gumroad works🙋 Guest LinksCurtis' WebsiteCurtis' BlogCurtis' TwitterCurtis' LinkedIn❓Listener SurveyIf you have 3 minutes, take our short listener survey.❤️ ReviewsIf you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, that will help others find the podcast as well! You can share your favorite guest or topic!Some other areas you can leave us reviews! Spotify, Podchaser.🗺️ WebJoy LinksWebJoy WebsiteWebJoy TwitterWebJoy InstagramWebJoy TikTokWebJoy YouTubeTo stay up to date, you can subscribe to Little Bit of WebJoy which sends out a monthly email letting you know what's new in the WebJoy community.

    • 23 min

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